4 miles
2,357 ft
-120 ft
2 miles
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Basin Lake Jeep Trail


  • Riding area
    Leadore, Idaho
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Salmon-Challis NF and Salmon BLM Offices

This jeep trail is open to four wheeled vehicles and is extremely rough. It is a steep climb on loose rocky tread. The hardest part is just the exertion of the steep climb. Hike a bike will be necessary in spots for most people. This is an out and back ride. Unfortunately this trail has received no maintenance in years resulting in most of the fine soils washing out on the steep gradient. If you are willing to put in some hike a bike to get to the top, the ride down is doable. Basin Lake sits in an alpine setting and is very scenic.

Access Info

Highway 28 south of Salmon to Hayden Creek Road to Basin Creek Road. There is a large turnaround at the trailhead and the road is definitely four wheel drive above the turnaround.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Basin Lake Jeep Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,237 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,670 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,670 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,907 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2,271 ft
  • Distance flat
    389 ft
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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to basin-lake-jeep-trail trailhead (44.841770, -113.785680)
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